Every day, you are bombarded with ads from large skin care companies, from online ads to magazine spreads, trying to convince you that their products are the solutions to your skin care woes. And at the other end of the extreme, there are small companies that lovingly produce organic skin care and makeup products and yet receive little attention. What’s the reason for this imbalance?
Over the last few years, people have gained a new sense of understanding of the importance of paying attention to the food they consume. However, there are still a lot of people who give little thought to the products they use for their skin. If you avoid consuming food laden with synthetic chemicals, why then are you still using skin care products laden with synthetic chemicals?
The human skin has the innate ability to repair itself. Organic skin care products can help facilitate the repair of damaged skin without posing harm to the whole body. A growing body of study confirms that the skin can absorb chemicals applied to it which enter the bloodstream and are delivered to various body parts. And more often than not, the ill effects of synthetic chemicals cannot be immediately seen. Skin irritation, allergies and hormone disruption are definitely just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
The reason behind the imbalance between the use of organic skin care products and products made with synthetic chemicals boils down to one thing: cheap ingredients. Synthetic chemicals are fairly cheap which means that big manufacturers have an ample budget to advertise their products. Certainly, it does not help that the Food and Drug Administration employs lax rules about skin care and make-up products.
With a little sleuthing, you’ll discover that many of the skin care products that you find in store shelves use ingredients like DEA, Dioxane, Mercury, Nitrosamines, Alcohol, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Plyethylene Glycol, which are easily absorbed by the skin. On top of that, the human body is not fully capable of eliminating these once they wind their way inside the human body.
In contrast, you’ll notice that organic skin care products use natural ingredients derived from sources that are grown free from pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Additives, if they are used at all, are used sparingly.
If you are truly concerned about your health and well-being, paying close attention to the ingredients used in the products you use for your body and skin is imperative.